ref date:21 Sep 2000 (SI)
Labours Scottish budget rips Scots off as usual
Jack McConnell, introduced a three year spending plan for Scotland, that had
its fiscal amount set via the rip-off Barnett formula, the scheme used by Westminster
to give crumbs of cash from the huge tax surplus Scotland has pumped into Londons
coffers for decades.
In a blatant, pro-London, pro-Westminster, pro-Union ANTI SCOTTISH statement
McConnell added "In a Scotland divorced from the rest of the UK, we would
not be deliberating over the finer details of an expansionary
budget, we would be untangling the chaos and havoc
caused by separation"
He means that we should be happy with what London gives us, forget the fact that
the oil price rise this last year alone should have DOUBLED what London owes all
He also refused to admit that even with this new budget, that the Scots would
have lower levels of public spending that they had when the Tories
were kicked out and man-mouth Blair came to power to woo Southern English votes.